About us

​The Department of Neurology evaluates and treats patients from the Copenhagen Area, and from other parts of Denmark as well as the Faeroe Islands and Greenland.​

The department receives patients with rare neurological diseases from all of Denmark and often admits patients from other hospitals in Denmark for a second opinion.

The Department of Neurology consists of several units including multiple sclerosis, headache disorders, neuromuscular diseases, memory disorders, stroke and epilepsia including evaluation and treatment of patients candidating for surgery.

Our approach

Our aims are:

  • To provide the best evidence-based treatment to patients with neurological disorders
  • To ensure that patients requiring highly specialised neurological treatment choose the Department of Neurology at Rigshospitalet
  • To stimulate and conduct research activities
  • To have the best education for all students and staff members
  • To ensure that all employees are proud to be employed at the department​


The department is led by the department management, the head of department and head nurse, in close collaboration with the general management group of sub specialities. Specialists and specialist councils and committees are involved in the decision-making.

In order to incorporate specialist knowledge and experience in the organisation and management as well as possible, the department has developed a management structure with team formation and team management with specialist managers. A team management exists for each ward and outpatient department, comprising a lead nurse and a consultant.​


Jesper Erdal
Head of Department of Neurology
Tel: +45 38 63 30 67 / + 45 35 45 20 87
E-mail: Jesper.Erdal@regionh.dk

Mette Egelund
MPA, Head Nurse 
Tel:+45 3534 2746


Department of Neurology - Blegdamsvej
Section 7076
Inge Lehmanns Vej 8
2100 Copenhagen Ø

Tel: +45 35 45 70 76

Department of Neurology - Glostrup
Section 39
Valdemar Hansens Vej 13
2600 Glostrup
Tel.: + 45 38 63 34 00